Maher-buffalo newsAccording to the Buffalo News  “Approachable is the best word to describe the Rev. James J. Maher, the new president of Niagara University.

Maher, a member of the Vincentian community, became the university’s 26th president when he assumed the office in August, succeeding Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, who served as Niagara’s president for the past 13 years. Maher will be officially installed on April 4.

“The most important thing I am doing right now is listening,” Maher said of his first semester as president. “I’m going to do a listening session with everyone on campus – faculty, administrators, assistant secretaries, food service, people who cut the lawns, do the maintenance, do all those things. I want to learn about Niagara from them. That will help me craft a vision as we go forward. It’s nice way to learn about a place from the people who have been here each and every day.”

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